Deadline & Requirements



Deadlines

  Final Deadlines
Spring 2015
Priority Deadlines
Fall 2015
Final Deadlines
Fall 2014
M.A. & M.Div. December 1, 2014 January 15, 2015 August 1, 2014
D.Min. N/A February 1, 2015 August 1, 2014
Ph. D. N/A December 15, 2014 August 1, 2014*
Non-Degree December 1, 2014 N/A August 1, 2014

*Some Ph.D. programs do not accept applications beyond the priority application deadline. Please check with admissions if you are interested in applying to a Ph.D. program after the priority deadline.

For M.A. and M.Div. Applicants: Prospective students are encouraged to submit their applications by the priority deadlines listed above in order to receive consideration for scholarship funding. Though applications received after the priority deadline will be considered for admission as space is available, scholarship offerings may be limited after the priority deadline.

Requirements

  M.A. M.Div. Non-Degree D. Min Ph.D.
Application Form
Available online at www.cst.edu
Application Fee(non-refundable)
Fee can be paid online, by check or in person
Personal Statement
Prompt for statement is included in the online application, and the statement should not be more than 1000 words
 
Resume/C.V.
Either format is acceptable
 
Official Transcripts
Official, sealed transcripts from all educational institutions attended post high school are required. Transcripts should be in English.
*Non-degree applicants need only submit official transcripts indicating conferral of at least a bachelor’s degree by the end of the first semester
✓*
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters are required, 2 of which must be academic. For ministry related programs, we strongly encourage the third letter to be of an ecclesiastical nature.
Applicants who have been away from formal academic study for five years or more can select individuals who can speak to academic potential and professional accomplishments to fulfill the academic letter of recommendation requirement.
3 3 0 3 3
English Proficiency
*Applicants whose first language is not English must submit one of the following exams:
TOEFL iBT Scores – Preferred scores vary by program. See English Proficiency Requirements below for details.
IELTS Scores – Preferred scores vary by program. See English Proficiency Requirements below for details.
✓* ✓* ✓* ✓* ✓*
CPE Unit(s) completed
*Individuals applying to the Spiritually Integrative Psychotherapy track (M.A.), Spiritual Care & Counseling (Ph.D.), and Spiritually Integrative Psychotherapy and Spiritual Care & Counseling tracks (DMIN) must submit a copy of their CPE Supervisor Evaluation.
1*     1* 1*
CPE Supervisor Evaluation
*Individuals applying to the Spiritually Integrative Psychotherapy track (M.A.), Spiritual Care & Counseling (Ph.D.), and Spiritually Integrative Psychotherapy and Spiritual Care & Counseling tracks (DMIN) must submit a copy of their CPE Supervisor Evaluation.
✓*     ✓* ✓*
GRE Scores
Official GRE scores (general test) are required. While minimum scores are not required, successful applicants typically score at or above the 50th percentile on each section
       
Sample Work
A writing sample (often an academic paper) demonstrating critical thinking and research capabilities.
     

*All applicants for whom English is a second language must submit valid, official, internet based (iBT) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. Computer based test (CBT) scores will only be accepted if applicant lives in a country that does not offer the iBT. Please request that scores be sent from ETS to Claremont School of Theology (school code: 4710). Requests for a TOEFL waiver are considered on an individual basis. For more details, contact the Office of Admission.

**Required for applicants to the D.Min. in Spiritual Care and Counseling.

For Korean language assistance applying to the "D.Min. in Practical Theology of Healing, Reconciliation and Transformation in Korean Contexts", please contact Dr. K. Samuel Lee at slee@cst.edu.

Application Materials
Please ensure that all application materials are in English.
The School does not retain application materials beyond three years and requires new materials from applicants who exceed that timeframe. Please be aware that all application materials become the property of Claremont School of Theology and will not be returned to the applicant nor released to a third party (e.g., educational institution).
Hard copies of supporting documentation should be mailed to:
Claremont School of Theology
Office of Admission
1325 North College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711